Big Red Machine Get Taylor Swift, Fleet Foxes, Sharon Van Etten for New Album

Hear "Latter Days" and "The Ghost of Cincinnati" from the upcoming record by Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner's project

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jun 29, 2021

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner have announced their second album as Big Red Machine. The pair will share How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? on August 27 via 37d03d.

How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? features collaborations with Taylor Swift, Anaïs Mitchell, Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold, Sharon Van Etten, La Force, My Brightest Diamond, Naeem and more.

Album opener "Latter Days" with Anaïs Mitchell can be heard below alongside a music video directed by Michael Brown.

UPDATE (6/30, 3 p.m. ET): You can also now check out "The Ghost of Cincinnati" from the album below.

Dessner shared of "Latter Days" in a statement, "It was clear to Anaïs that the early sketch Justin and I made of 'Latter Days' was about childhood, or loss of innocence and nostalgia for a time before you've grown into adulthood — before you've hurt people or lost people and made mistakes. She defined the whole record when she sang that, as these same themes kept appearing again and again."

Vernon and Dessner made their debut as Big Red Machine with a self-titled album in 2018.

How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?

1. Latter Days (ft. Anaïs Mitchell)
2. Reese
3. Phoenix (ft. Fleet Foxes and Anaïs Mitchell)
4. Birch (ft. Taylor Swift)
5. Renegade (ft. Taylor Swift)
6. The Ghost of Cincinnati
7. Hoping Then
8. Mimi (ft. Ilsey)
9. Easy to Sabotage (ft. Naeem)
10. Hutch (ft. Sharon Van Etten, Lisa Hannigan and My Brightest Diamond)
11. 8:22am (ft. La Force)
12. Magnolia
13. June's a River (ft. Ben Howard and This Is The Kit)
14. Brycie
15. New Auburn (ft. Anaïs Mitchell)

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